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Alzheimer's And Dementia Caregiver Center

Facts About Alzheimer's

  • Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, it is fast becoming one the greatest medical challenges facing Americans.

  • Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death among all adults and the 5th leading cause for those aged 65 and older in the United States. There are an estimated 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's today. The entire family is impacted; there are an estimated 10 million family caregivers today.

Alzheimer's Online Care Training Courses

Liberty Healthcare of North Carolina is partnering with The Alzheimer's Association to bring you free individual online care training in dementia care. The courses are 30 - 45 minutes long and are offered in both English and Spanish.

If interested, please click on the Log in/Register at the top of the webpage and then enroll for free courses.  You will be able to print a certificate and transcript upon course completion.  You must register before you are able to enroll in any courses.

Listed below are just a few examples of the courses available for completion online, 24 hours a day:

Alzheimer's e-learning course

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Learn about the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's e-learning course

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Learn about the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages, risk factors and more.

Alzheimer's e-learning course

Living with Alzheimer's: for Caregivers - Early Stage

Hear from others directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Certification Program

The Alzheimer's Association also offers individual certification to recognize those who complete the program and demonstrate knowledge of quality dementia care practices. Please see the essentiALZ™ Certification Program for details.

About The Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association was formed in 1980 and is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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